Yellow cards: De Sciglio, Cigarini, Pinilla, Gomez, Mexes, Calabria, Bacca, Carmona.
Milan: Donnarumma; De Sciglio (46′ Calabria), Mexes, Romagnoli, Antonelli; Kucka (65′ Luiz Adriano), Montolivo, Poli; Cerci, Bacca, Niang (72′ Honda). Unused: Abbiati, Livieri, Ely, Zapata, De Jong, Jose Mauri, Nocerino, Suso. Coach: Sinisa Mihajlovic.
Atalanta: Sportiello; Raimondi, Paletta, Toloi, Dramè (19′ Bellini); Grassi (71’Carmona), De Roon, Cigarini; Moralez, Pinilla (90′ Denis), Gomez. Unused: Bassi, Masiello, Conti, Brivio, Stendardo, Migliaccio, Kurtic, D’Alessandro, Cherubin. Coach: Edoardo Reja.
The absence of Bonaventura was pretty obvious in the team’s performance. If you look at the highlights, between 0:36s and 0:52s, Niang was in a great position to pass the ball to Bacca and Cerci respectively. He decided to shoot instead. If you don’t have a shot accuracy, it’s better to pass the ball to the teammate who is in a better position. I am not pointing finger at Niang or others, but these are the things that make the difference on the pitch. If it wasn’t Donnarumma, we would have certainly lost the match.
And he is only 16… He has 20 years of goalkeeping ahead of him… Imagine him for 6-7 years… With massive experience… He will be one of worlds best keepers!!